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Concrete Is Causing the Downfall of Cities. Literally.
Concrete Is Causing the Downfall of Cities. Literally.

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In addition to generating 8% of global carbon emissions, recent studies have highlighted another negative impact of the world’s most popular building material — its weight, which is causing a host of coastal cities to sink faster than sea levels are rising.

Amidst India’s Tourism Boom, Boutique Accommodations Focus on Sustainability
Amidst India’s Tourism Boom, Boutique Accommodations Focus on Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Whereas the country’s major cities have attracted the major hotel construction in the past, boutique properties and hotel chains alike are popping up in lesser-known areas — to showcase not only the natural appeal but the proprietors’ commitment to the environment and local communities.

New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities
New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Business Guide to Advancing Climate Justice grounds its principles in the experiences of the communities most affected by climate change to empower businesses to prioritize regenerative practices and social responsibility.

Despite Global Commitments, Deforestation Is Surging: 5 Ways Companies Can Right the Ship
Despite Global Commitments, Deforestation Is Surging: 5 Ways Companies Can Right the Ship

SUPPLY CHAIN - October’s commitment by the countries home to our major rainforests — as well as prior agreements from COP, the US and the EU — show serious intent. Here’s how companies can effectively protect critical biodiversity.

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Will a Global Plastics Treaty Effectively Curb Plastic Pollution?
Will a Global Plastics Treaty Effectively Curb Plastic Pollution?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Not at this rate: In one corner, industry bodies and petrochemical companies call for enhanced recycling and the increased use of materials with recycled content. In the other, climate campaigners continue to push for cuts in production — an argument that won’t be resolved anytime soon.

Alternative Packaging Alliance Out to Reshape the Conversation Around Boxed Wine
Alternative Packaging Alliance Out to Reshape the Conversation Around Boxed Wine

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The group — comprised of seven higher-end wine producers — is bringing a decidedly hip, modern update to a segment with a big perception issue.

The SBTi Drama Underscores the Urgent Need for Valid Scope 3 Solutions
The SBTi Drama Underscores the Urgent Need for Valid Scope 3 Solutions

WALKING THE TALK - Whether carbon credits ought to be used to account for Scope 3 emissions is a debate that must continue — involving many more stakeholders, so that views on both sides of the fence are heard and considered.

15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food
15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Mars Snacking and Unreasonable Group will work with the selected rapid-growth ventures to scale their sustainable solutions in the first year.

Meet 2 Companies Upcycling Food Waste to Make Beauty More Sustainable
Meet 2 Companies Upcycling Food Waste to Make Beauty More Sustainable

WASTE NOT - Biotech startups Kaffe Bueno and The Upcycled Beauty Company are transforming food-manufacturing waste streams into high-quality ingredients for personal-care products.

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Polycrises Threatening Planetary Health Cannot Be Addressed in Silos
Polycrises Threatening Planetary Health Cannot Be Addressed in Silos

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As The Lancet warns in a new report, failing to consider interactions between climate, biodiversity and infectious disease will not address the fundamental issues affecting each — and the consequences will be 'exponentially more expensive.'

Amazon Rainforest ‘Tops’ Forbes' Billionaires List
Amazon Rainforest ‘Tops’ Forbes' Billionaires List

SUPPLY CHAIN - The campaign from Natura, Forbes and Africa Creative highlights the power of the Amazon’s $317B bioeconomy and that the standing forest is worth seven times more than the potential earnings from its destruction.

This Startup Aims to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth, But at What Cost?
This Startup Aims to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth, But at What Cost?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Colossal Biosciences says its work to revive keystone species such as the mammoth could be a boon for ecological restoration and biodiversity preservation, but conservationists say it could become a moral and ethical quagmire.

Is Bipartisan Climate Policy Possible in the US?
Is Bipartisan Climate Policy Possible in the US?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The reality of climate change’s existence is not the debate that voters are interested in anymore: They have experienced it firsthand and care about solutions.

Interface Commits to Carbon Negativity, Without Offsets, by 2040
Interface Commits to Carbon Negativity, Without Offsets, by 2040

WALKING THE TALK - The sustainability leader sets out to hit its climate goals through direct carbon reduction and carbon storage — and challenges industry peers to do the same.

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Free Course Aims to Train Advertisers to Combat Climate Change
Free Course Aims to Train Advertisers to Combat Climate Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - Good-Loop’s Good-Media Academy outlines how the ad industry impacts climate change and what advertisers can do to mitigate it.

As Droughts Zap South America’s Hydroelectric Energy, What Can Be Done?
As Droughts Zap South America’s Hydroelectric Energy, What Can Be Done?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As our climate systems become more erratic, clean sources of energy will become ever more precious; and scaling and diversifying sustainable ways to harness it will be key to our survival.

Hellmann’s Working to Save Mayo (and Sandwiches) from Extinction
Hellmann’s Working to Save Mayo (and Sandwiches) from Extinction

MARKETING AND COMMS - The brand invites fans to ‘adopt’ one of four classic, mayo-centric sandwiches at risk of extinction to increase awareness of the importance of regenerative farming practices.

Could Lab-Grown, Hybrid Foods Be the Future of Sustainable Protein?
Could Lab-Grown, Hybrid Foods Be the Future of Sustainable Protein?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While the plant-based protein industry deals with growing pains, cultivated meats — and even a combination of the two — are waiting in the wings to help future-proof our food system.

New WWF Tool Tackles Upstream Food Loss in Supply Chains
New WWF Tool Tackles Upstream Food Loss in Supply Chains

WASTE NOT - The tool provides actionable insights for food growers and buyers to map their current loss levels at the farm and develop new channels to utilize more of what is grown.

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Paving the Way for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
Paving the Way for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Repairs and reconstruction are critical for improving the state of our country’s infrastructure. Advancements in elastomers and PCR plastics in asphalt can enhance road integrity, increase roads’ lifespan and pave the way for a circular economy.

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